Steel shield 'dhal' . It is chased and engraved against a relieved ground with extensive scenes of the chase involving horsemen, antelopes and lions. Some of the horsemen display wonderful riding skills whilst using bows or swords. In the centre is a roundel containing a Persian inscription. Similar inscriptions are chiseled and damascened in silver within cartouches around the border. The brim is reinforced with riveted brass strips, and the shield is fitted with 4 bosses intended to retain 4 iron rings on the inside. These rings would have served to anchor the grip straps and the knuckle pad, all of which are missing. The shield retains its cotton lining.
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